To Celia (Jonson)
|To Celia is a poem published after March 1616 by Ben Jonson. It became the lyrics of a song, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, composed sometime after 1770.— Excerpted from To Celia on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.|
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove's nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.
I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope that there
It could not withered be;
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent'st it back to me;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear,
Not of itself but thee!